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Myrtle Lee 04/25/2021

Myrtle Lee 04/25/2021

Myrtle Irene (Johnson) Lee, age 95 of River Falls, WI, died on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Comforts of Home in River Falls.  Myrtle was born the daughter of Arthur and Violet (Jacobson) Johnson on May 16, 1925 in St. Paul, MN.  Following high school, she worked as a telephone operator.  Then after marriage to Jarvin Lee, she spent her entire life in farming retiring in 1979.  Myrtle was a lifetime member of Lyster Lutheran Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jarvin Lee; father, Arthur Johnson; mother, Violet Place; brother, Bud (Ruth) Johnson; and brother-in-law, Sidney (Inez) Lee.  Myrtle is survived by her son, Ken (Ruth) Lee of River Falls, WI; daughter, Karen (David) Gast of Delano, MN; grandchildren, John (Christina) Lee of River Falls, Jeff (Susan) Lee of St. Louis Park, MN, Heather (Jason) Binger of Burnsville, MN, Kristin (Andy) Lenander of Eden Prairie, MN, and Kjerste Gast of St. Louis Park, MN; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Lexi, Maya, Julian, Dominik, Nadia, Madeline, Malin, and Oskar; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:30 am at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 805 E Division Street River Falls, WI and streamed live through the link located just below this obituary.  Visitation was held on Monday, May 3, 2021 from 4-6 pm and on Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 am at the funeral home.  Interment was on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2 pm in the Lyster Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the River Falls Community Food Pantry.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch a recording of Myrtle’s funeral service.


  • Judie Caflisch Posted April 27, 2021 5:46 pm

    A truly beautiful lady!

  • joseph Maxwell Posted April 28, 2021 6:29 pm

    A very sweet lady.

  • Linda Jackson Posted April 28, 2021 7:31 pm

    Myrtle was a very gentle and kind and sweet lady. She helped iron clothes for us when we were working. I enjoyed our conversations together! ❤️

  • Eloise & Randy Anding Posted April 30, 2021 4:42 pm

    Our sympathy and prayers for your loss. May God, family and friends bring all of you peace and comfort.

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